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My Lazy vs. My Warrior

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Monday, June 24, 2013

"But I Don't Wanna!!!"

Does your body ever tell you this? Say, when your alarm goes off in the morning and you're just so comfy cozy in your bed? I know mine does.

They say you're supposed to listen to your body. (Well, at least that's the excuse I use when I don't wanna).

Then I realize, 'Hey, that's not my body. That's my Lazy kicking in.'

My Lazy. That little voice that makes things sound so good. That thing that makes the bad decisions sound a little less, well, bad.

Have you met your Lazy? That creature that tells you it'd just be easier to eat that cupcake on the counter than chop up the fruit in your crisper? That evil little being that says twenty more minutes in bed will feel so much better than a 2 mile jog?

I've listened to my Lazy for way too long. My Lazy got me to 265 pounds. My Lazy had me creeping towards diabetes and heart disease, high cholesterol and a shorter life span.

My Lazy needs to be a little less, well, lazy.

My Lazy hasn't liked me the past several mornings. My Lazy tried to get me to roll over when the alarm went off.

My Lazy has been defeated with hikes, jogs and core exercises at 5:30am for the past week.

My Warrior is enjoying a winning streak.

My Warrior has gotten me out of bed and into my workout gear. My Warrior has gotten me outside for hikes and jogs and back inside for stretching and core work.

My Warrior has been kicking my Lazy's butt.

My Lazy has been left in the dust, wounded and disappointed. My Warrior is triumphant.

You can have all the support in the world. A top notch personal trainer. Kids who want to cheer you on. Family and friends who revel in your accomplishments. What you really need to find is your Warrior.

My Lazy is a loud one, I tell ya. The attention seeker. The drama queen. My Warrior? Just a quiet voice inside. I found that I just needed to block out the rowdy noise to listen a little more closely so I could focus on my Warrior.

This morning, I realized my Warrior's real name is Shelby. My Warrior is me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHAN625 7/20/2013 2:27AM

  Awesome! From tomorrow...yup you heard me Lazy

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HETZ51 7/20/2013 12:51AM

  You truly are a warrior!! Good for you for recognizing her.

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KLEMIE 7/19/2013 11:25PM

    Love the blog. That is so me! If you could send that Warrior to my house, I would be forever grateful! LOL


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TROPICGAL 7/19/2013 10:14PM

    I love your blog! WTG on all your success!

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SPUNOUTMOM 7/19/2013 8:14PM

  I love this blog. Absolutely! I usually listen to my warrior but occasionally the lazy wins. Then it is tough to get the warrior out. But when it does it's amazing!

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SHELLYKNITS92 7/19/2013 7:14PM

  Lol I like to think I listen to warrior but really lazy has convinced warrior that lazy is getting everything done. Damn depression.

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XENA1956 7/19/2013 7:05PM

    Thanks for sharing. I been listening a lot to Mr. Lazy lately. This inspires me to listen to Mrs. Warrior. emoticon

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MOTELMOM 7/19/2013 6:56PM

    good post thanks

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KIKIMAV 7/19/2013 6:50PM

    WOW!!! So inspirational!!!!
My lazy is also the loud one, but I know behind that noise there is also my Warrior!! But it is so easy to ignore him..... Thank you for giving me this new perspective!!! It makes me want to make the hard dicisions!!!! emoticon emoticon

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CARTOON3 7/19/2013 5:14PM

    I have never been a morning person so my lazy does try to kick in when my alarm goes off but I have been getting up and going to the gym .When I am finished at the gym I feel so proud that I worked out instead of staying in bed.

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DELLMEL 7/19/2013 5:07PM

  Learn to be a warrior

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DARINTEXAS 7/19/2013 5:06PM

    Loved this post! Thanks so much for the awesome reminder! =))

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ALIHIKES 7/19/2013 3:20PM

    WOW great blog! Thanks for sharing

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VARIDGLEY 7/19/2013 2:39PM

  My lazy tries to take over every morning. But my warrior always takes over and wins by reminding me how bad I will feel if I don't work out.

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    Very good. I used to not even be lazy. It was more like a slug that didn't even move. No more!! I'm thoroughly enjoying being a warrior.

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SPARKBJOK 7/19/2013 2:07PM

    Used to listen to lazy but no more!

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TPETRIE 7/19/2013 2:00PM

  emoticon I have learned how to listen to my warrior. My lazy keeps popping up but I push it back.

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DHARRIS1928 7/19/2013 1:39PM

    Awesome! Very well said and so true! My lazy has definitely been the winner for quite awhile. Time to let the warrior take over. Thanks!

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DARYLBN 7/19/2013 1:03PM

    Awesome article. My Lazy has been winning for a long time now. I need find My Warrior. I don't know if he went AWOL or I sent him on leave but I need him back in the worst way.

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TATAUU2 7/19/2013 12:48PM

  WOW...that's me. My Lazy has been winning the battle lately. Time to get the Warrior going.
Thank you. emoticon

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SHELLBELL628 7/19/2013 12:35PM

  This is amazing! This is exactly how I feel. I have not found my warrior yet, but this is so inspirational! It makes me realize how loud my inner lazy really is. I have always felt a little guilt for being so lazy. But my lazy has a way of shutting up my guilt. But it is not my guilt. It is My Warrior.

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ROBINTOO 7/19/2013 12:03PM

    Thank you.

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IMAGINE_IT 7/19/2013 11:54AM

    emoticon Blog!! I will put a link to your Blog on my Team's share with my Team mates......our Team's name is The Amber Amazon 'Warriors' emoticon

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BAMAROSE 7/19/2013 11:37AM

    This is wonderful, thanks!

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JGRIFFI 7/19/2013 11:24AM

  Remember, your Lazy can be stronger than your Warrior sometimes. The more times you decide to stay on the couch, or curled up in bed, the stronger your Lazy becomes. Free that Warrior and let it take you for a run, or a walk, or to the gym to lift weights. The more you have it with you, the stronger it will get. I used to be consumed by my Lazy, finding countless excuses to not move from the chair or even get out of my car (fast food was my Crack and I didn't want to have to actually stand up and walk to get it). My warrior is so strong now that I'm losing weight and building muscle every single day. I haven't had any sugar for weeks, am in love with fresh spinach smoothies, and am greedy about my workouts. Yay Warrior!

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AWMMA1 7/19/2013 11:14AM

    I can relate to the Lazy V Warrior; I have the battle almost everyday. your story inspires me to be strong and listen to the Warrior in me, and silence the lazy.

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JUSGETTENBY42 7/19/2013 10:49AM

    Lazy sometimes wins, hopefully not often. emoticon

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JUSTMECINDY 7/19/2013 10:34AM

    I needed to read this. I did not know it was my Lazy, who told me not to walk this morning. I do not like her. I will love my Warrior and walk on my lunch hour. Thank you! emoticon

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RUTHYTWINK 7/19/2013 10:31AM

    I have always listened to my warrior, when Lazy star emoticon ts I just ignore ad continue my workouts and good eating habits. This is one blog I truly agree with and enjoyed. Thank you..

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NARNIAROSE2003 7/19/2013 10:30AM

    Woo hoo!!! WARRIOR IN THE HOUSE!!!

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DIETER27 7/19/2013 9:36AM

  I definitely have an inner warrior. I exercise everyday with fibromyalgia and arthritis. it is so rewarding! great blog!

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CWHEATLEY12 7/19/2013 9:18AM

    What an awesome blog. Definitely need to start listening to my warrior more than my lazy. Thanks for sharing!

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JIBBIE49 7/19/2013 8:49AM

    Week of 07/18/2013 - Featured Blog Post

Do You Listen to Your Lazy or Your Warrior?


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LILY_SPARK 7/19/2013 8:49AM

    I'm the other kind of crazy, when it comes to ACTION/movement. I accumulate overtraining injuries!

If I could only temper that with a little more hunger-based eating, I'd be golden.

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TDEMAIO2 7/19/2013 8:10AM

    WOW!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SIMONEKP 7/19/2013 7:52AM

    Warriors rule!

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MALASHAM 7/19/2013 7:31AM

  If it is morning, my Lazy definitely wins. My warrior is a night owl ; - )

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SHAMPA2 7/19/2013 6:34AM

    wonderful post! you have written everything on my behalf ! emoticon

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BARHAAS 7/19/2013 1:35AM

    Loved this blog! It really helped to put names on these "characters." It will help to remind me to tune out "Lazy." We are WARRIORS. Hear us roar! emoticon

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JAMER123 7/19/2013 12:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Great blog and well written!

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GRAM1993 7/19/2013 12:17AM

  That was well written and wonderful! Thank you lots for the unique motivation :)

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FLEMIDG 7/18/2013 11:36PM

    What a great blog. You are an inspiration. I need to quit listening to my Lazy and let my Warrier take over. Thanks for posting.

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ELIZACG9 7/18/2013 10:55PM

    Keep it up warrior....... emoticon emoticon

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MISZSKYE22 7/18/2013 10:47PM

    I love this!!!! Warrior

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CORNERKICK 7/18/2013 10:45PM

  The warrior is winning most of the time

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KHALIA2 7/18/2013 10:43PM

  Some of the time, my lazy does kick in. Most of the time, I defeat it.

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FITANDHEALTHY67 7/18/2013 10:42PM

  Great blog! My warrior has been winning but some days it is a struggle. After reading your blog I am sure to be more enthusiastic from now on. Thanks for sharing.

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BLUESKY104 7/18/2013 10:40PM

    I always listen to my warrior when it comes to exercising but listen more to my lazy when it comes to making food choices emoticon Thanks for getting me to think twice now about that and will be listening to my warrior way more often emoticon

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NEWLIS2010 7/18/2013 10:05PM

    Thank you for the great blog! Sometimes I feel like I don't even have a warrior in me. I always seem to do just enough to get by, hardly ever pushing myself. I look at others who are so driven and doing amazing things and I wonder why can't that be me? Your post really inspires me and gives me some hope. I need to work harder on finding my warrior.

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TRAMORE22 7/18/2013 10:04PM

    I am learning to listen to my warrior.

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